Biodiversity

Peat extraction should not continue for horticulture – conservation council

Peat extraction should not continue for horticulture – conservation council

The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) has said it does not support the final report on peat use in horticulture...

January 20, 2022

New campaign to stop alien species threatening Irish waterways

New campaign to stop alien species threatening Irish waterways

A new campaign to protect Irish waterways from invasive alien species has been launched (Wednesday, January 19) by multiple organisations...

January 20, 2022

Farming for Nature: Ambassador nominations now open

Farming for Nature: Ambassador nominations now open

Nominations for the National Farming for Nature Ambassador Awards 2022 are now open for nominations. Farming for Nature (FFN) is...

January 5, 2022

Peatland restoration projects to benefit environment and farmers

Peatland restoration projects to benefit environment and farmers

A new report published by the EU Carbon-Connects and the EU Care-Peat project found that the restoration of peatland can...

January 4, 2022

Ministers launch pilot Farm Environmental Study

Ministers launch pilot Farm Environmental Study

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, and the Minister of State for land use and biodiversity,...

December 13, 2021

€2.1m increase in funds to tackle biodiversity loss

€2.1m increase in funds to tackle biodiversity loss

Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Malcolm Noonan, has announced that the Local Biodiversity...

December 7, 2021

Restoration goal achieved by Kilkenny farmer

Restoration goal achieved by Kilkenny farmer

Buildings at the birthplace of former Kilkenny All-Ireland winner Jimmy Kelly have been conserved under the Green, Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme...

November 28, 2021

Government announces initiative for businesses to address biodiversity

Government announces initiative for businesses to address biodiversity

The government has announced a new initiative aimed at assisting businesses in the private sector to take steps against biodiversity...

September 24, 2021

Dairy Open Day 2021: Environmental sustainability will be key

Dairy Open Day 2021: Environmental sustainability will be key

Environmental sustainability is going to be key for the Irish dairy sector moving forward, alongside social and economic sustainability. The...

September 14, 2021

Laois farmer gets enthusiastic response to biodiversity project

Laois farmer gets enthusiastic response to biodiversity project

A Laois farmer who is currently working on a five year project on sustainability and biodiversity said he has had...

July 31, 2021

Increased focus on biodiversity targets for Origin Green companies

Increased focus on biodiversity targets for Origin Green companies

Over 300 Origin Green companies will be supported in developing measurable biodiversity strategies for their businesses as Bord Bia announces...

July 22, 2021

Pilot National Pollinator Monitoring Scheme to be established

Pilot National Pollinator Monitoring Scheme to be established

Ministers Malcolm Noonan and Pippa Hackett have announced dual-department support for a pilot initiative to establish a National Pollinator Monitoring...

July 8, 2021

Bayer launches decarbonisation programme for agriculture in Europe

Bayer launches decarbonisation programme for agriculture in Europe

Bayer has announced the European launch of its global carbon initiative. The main goal is the decarbonisation of the food...

July 2, 2021

€185,000, 50 cattle drinkers and 5km of fencing to boost biodiversity

€185,000, 50 cattle drinkers and 5km of fencing to boost biodiversity

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s allocation of €185,000 for a project around Lough Sheelin under the Farm...

June 28, 2021

MEPs seek binding targets to protect biodiversity

MEPs seek binding targets to protect biodiversity

A ‘Paris Agreement for biodiversity’ and an EU biodiversity law are needed to ensure that ecosystems are restored, resilient, and...

June 10, 2021

Irish Water unveils plan to support biodiversity at nationwide sites

Irish Water unveils plan to support biodiversity at nationwide sites

Irish Water has said that many rare species of plants, animals and insects have been making a comeback at Irish...

June 4, 2021

€500,000 granted for biodiversity initiatives in southwest

€500,000 granted for biodiversity initiatives in southwest

The allocation of over €500,000 in funding to three local development companies (LDCs) in the southwest of the country for...

June 2, 2021

24 biodiversity projects to receive €3 million in funding

24 biodiversity projects to receive €3 million in funding

24 groups have been chosen to implement locally-led farm and community biodiversity initiatives over the next 18 months. Minister of...

May 28, 2021